Somerset

Woman held on suspicion of murder after Taunton death

Bircham Road, Taunton, Somerset
Image caption A man in his 30s was discovered with serious injuries at a property in Bircham Road, Taunton

A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Somerset.

The man, in his 30s, was discovered by emergency staff at a property in Bircham Road, Taunton, at around 13:00 GMT on Saturday.

Avon and Somerset Police said that despite the efforts of paramedics, the man died at the scene.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

'Knew each other'

A 25-year-old man was also arrested on Saturday, but released without charge.

Senior investigating officer Andy Mott said: "Although we're still at an early stage, we can confirm the victim and the arrested woman were known to each other.

"I'd like to reassure the local community that there's no wider risk to the public as a result of this tragic incident."

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